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Reconstructing Woody : art, love, and life in the films of Woody Allen

Author: Mary P Nichols
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998.
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Distinguished writer Mary P. Nichols challenges numerous widely held assumptions about Allen's art and provides a radically new interpretation of America's most recognized filmmaker. From Play it Again, Sam to Deconstructing Harry, Nichols shows how Allen's films, like the writings of the world's greatest philosophers, are fundamentally concerned with human morality and our efforts to achieve goodness, beauty, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nichols, Mary P.
Reconstructing Woody.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1998
(OCoLC)607118785
Named Person: Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary P Nichols
ISBN: 0847689891 9780847689897
OCLC Number: 39002931
Description: xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The interpreter and the artist --
The hero and the klutz (Play it again, Sam) --
The anhedonist and the Singer (Annie Hall --
The interior decorator and the vulgarian (Interiors) --
The director and the fan (Stardust memories) --
The empiricist and the image maker (A midsummer night's sex comedy) --
The changing man and the psychiatrist (Zelig) --
The actor and the character (The purple rose of Cairo) --
The eavesdropper and the patient (Another woman) --
The ophthalmologist and the filmmaker (Crimes and misdemeanors) --
The detectives (Manhattan murder mystery) --
The murderer and the playwright (Bullets over Broadway) --
The sportswriter and the whore (Mighty Aphrodite) --
The comic.
Responsibility: Mary P. Nichols.

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The films of Woody Allen have been interpreted as expressions of deconstructionism, nihilism and postmodern angst. This text challenges these assumptions by arguing that Allen's work is actually an  Read more...

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It's about time we had the kind of in-depth study Nichols has written, with such rewarding insights. -- Vincent Canby Reconstructing Woody is an important contribution to the field of film criticism Read more...

 
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